Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Sarah Bodman

Professional Practice

Selected Exhibitions: 2009

Lady Vengance - image of cover

Lady Vengeance - Artists’ Books

Place: The Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Curated By: Bodman, Sarah
Date: 4.5.-5.6.09
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Bodman’s inspiration is the darker side of nature, human nature and history. Like a beautiful poisonous flower, her limited edition, handmade books open with images that lure the viewer in by making the subject look attractive. Using techniques such as screen-printing, letterpress, watercolor and now predominately digital photography, Bodman explores aspects of historical events, manipulating them to reinterpret the notions of nature (and human nature) as something beautiful and safe. But, what lies beneath must be, of course, very sinister.

Labyrint 09 - Writings and Observations, Botkyrka konsthall, Sweden, curated by Joanna Sandell and Pia Sandström, November 7th 2009 – 13th March 2010

CLOSURE, curated by weloveyourbooks, The University of Northampton, 8th October – 19th November
Å reise (to travel) Galleri VOX, Bergen, Norway, 1st - 25th October 2009

Place Identity Memory, Stranraer Museum, Dumfries and Galloway, 26th Sept - 31st October.

INKUBATOR II curated by David Faithfull, Durham Art Gallery and DLI Museum, 12.09.09 - 18.10.09

5th Annual Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists’ Book Award Hosted by Barratt Galleries, Alstonville, NSW, Australia, 15th August – 24th September

CLOSURE, curated by weloveyourbooks, Artworks-MK, UK, 15th August–19th September

O Pão nosso - Livros de Artista / Our daily bread Artists’ Books, Sala da Fonte, Paço Municipa, Brazil, curated by Mara Caruso (02/07/09 – 08/08/09)

Place, Identity and Memory, IRIS Books by Artists: exhibition, 23 May - 28 June, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

BookPlusEtc curated by Young-Ju Choi at, Seoul International Book Fair 2009, COEX, Seoul, South Korea, 13–17 May 2009

Ø (island) artists’ books exhibition, Doverodde Book Arts Festival, Doverodde Book Arts Centre, Hurup Thy, Denmark, 8 May - 25 June

Artists’ Books from Special Collections – Bielli, Bodman, Douglas, Duchamp, Kermaire, Ohtake
Special Collections, Brotherton Library, Leeds University, March – May 2009